How To Get Better Instagram Photos (3 Photo Editing Apps You NEED)

Unlike many bloggers I do not own a professional camera, in fact I wouldn’t even know what to do with it nor could I afford one. While traveling I use my GoPro and iPhone to take my photos so I rely heavily on editing apps. I’ve been asked the question several times –  so here it is. Here are the apps I use and consider to be the best when trying to make your iPhone photos look a little more like they came off a fancy camera.

1. VSCOCAM – Free

Super easy to use, as it does all the hard work of editing for you. My personal favorite is the F2 filter, but there are a several others to choose from.

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2. SNAPSEED – Free

An important feature on snapseed is that it allows you to edit parts of the photo that require color correction instead of changing the whole photo using a simple filter. It requires a little more time than some editing apps, but that’s what makes it so fun. It’s incredibly effective for iPhoneographers like myself, best part is it’s free!

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3. FACETUNE – $3.99

It’s not the app you’re going to edit the lighting or saturation, but if you need to whiten your teeth or remove an unwanted object from your photo – this is the app. It’s like a less intense version of photoshop. I’m not usually one to pay for apps, but this one was definitely worth the four dollars.

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It’s important for you to know that aside from these apps a lot of my editing is done in the Instagram app itself. Before you go adding a filter try using some of the tools provided in the app. Mess with the brightness and saturation to create more vivid colors in your photo. You might surprise yourself.

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